Premier League 21-22 Round 7 is a review of the seventh weekend of matches in the 30th edition of the Premier League, season 2021 – 2022. A feature where Power of Pop returns to a sports focus – viz. football – in our musings on pop culture. This weekly review will feature our observations of the various encounters amongst the twenty English clubs that make up the Premier League.
Premier League 21-22 Round 7 : Saturday, 2nd October 2021.
Ahead of the international break one of the title favourites Chelsea edged themselves into top spot with a hard-fought win in the rain over Southampton. The match was pretty even (1-1) until the Saints were reduced to 10 men when Ward-Prowse was sent off for dangerous play. The red card obviously turned the tide in the Blues’ favour and they eventually overcame the South Coast side 3-1. Much needed win for Tuchel after two consecutive defeats so that sending off was good fortune for the German coach.
Over in Manchester, Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær is under pressure after a couple of lacklustre home performances. After this 1-1 draw with Everton, the questions regarding his ability to win trophies win United will remain. Especially after leaving Ronaldo on the bench from the start – a bold move that did not pan out in the end. How much time does OGS have???
The rest of the matches involved 2nd and 3rd tier teams jostling to fill the spaces outside the top 4. Wolves finally scored their first goals at home – both by South Korean Hwang – to beat hapless Newcastle by 2-1. Leeds United also registered a much-needed 1-0 win over Watford.
Two boring scoreless draws wrap up the line-up. Brighton dominated their home encounter with #Arsenal but their toothless attack allowed the Gunners to steal a point while strugglers #Burnley and Norwich City could only managed a point out of a six-pointer.
Premier League 21-22 Round 7 : Sunday, 3rd October 2021.
Must say that Super Sunday lived up to its name with four feisty encounters.
Top of the table clash between heavy hitters Liverpool and Man City provided an exciting end to end game with nothing to separate the teams. Mo Salah was electric in Pool’s attack while Citeh’s expensively assembled side was always dangerous in possession. Honours even probably fair.
West Ham United were stunned by surprising Brentford at the death with a Wissa winner. The Hammers probably were unlucky to only get one goal for their 2nd half domination but them’s the breaks, with the Bees edging 2-1 to maintain their status as the best promoted team this season.
Crystal Palace demonstrated the resilience needed to survive this difficult league with a hard-earned 2-2 draw against Leicester City. Two-nil down at half-time, Palace pummelled the Foxes in the 2nd half and deserved their point.
In North London, Tottenham Hotspur defeated Aston Villa 2-1 in a battle of the 2nd tier teams. Spurs just about deserved the three points to grant embattled coach Nuno Espirito Santo a stay of execution ahead of the international break.
Two weeks without Premier League football – how will we survive!?!?!?
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